Tag: ghana gay rights

Almost 90% of people in Ghana don’t want LGBTI people meeting

Most Ghanians think LGBTI should be excluded from work or school LGBTI groups have come together in Ghana. They want to create a plan of how to overcome violence and discrimination in the African country. Sisters of the Heart in partnership with Alliance for Dynamics Initiative came together to discuss how to protect the rights… Read more »

‘One guy took a cutlass’: gay women at greater risk of violence in Ghana

Research shows Ghanaian women are likelier than men to be abused and cast out of homes and jobs because of their sexual preferences LGBT women interviewed by Human Rights Watch (HRW) said they had been beaten, evicted from their homes and ostracised by their communities. Many struggled to find accommodation and employment. Wendy Isaack, who… Read more »

‘One guy took a cutlass’: gay women at greater risk of violence in Ghana

Research shows Ghanaian women are likelier than men to be abused and cast out of homes and jobs because of their sexual preferences LGBT women interviewed by Human Rights Watch (HRW) said they had been beaten, evicted from their homes and ostracised by their communities. Many struggled to find accommodation and employment. Wendy Isaack, who… Read more »

Witness: For Ghana’s Lesbians, Lives of Rejection and Fear

Shattered Dreams and Broken Homes in Kumasi “We can’t ever go home again,” said one of the three young women, barely in their 20s, as they told their story and struggled to fight back their tears. They looked to each other for support and protection as they sat in the small hotel outside the Ghanaian… Read more »

President of Ghana: Legalising homosexuality is ‘bound to happen’ in time

The President of Ghana says that the country is bound to eventually decriminalise homosexuality – but only after popular support grows. Nana Akufo-Addo, who became the country’s President in January, was asked in an interview with Al Jazeera last month about whether he could see the country reform on LGBT issues. ? It is currently… Read more »

Homosexuality not on Ghana’s agenda – President Akufo-Addo

Ghana’s president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo has said the issue of same-sex relationships was not on the agenda of the West African country. He, however, believes that its snowball effect will soon reach Africa. Akufo-Addo was speaking in an interview with Gulf news channel, Al Jazeera, during which he addressed a series of national,… Read more »

Ghana: Fighting for peace and human rights for Ghana’s LGBT youth

School Days, Fear and Loathing To mark the United Nations International Youth Day and its theme of ‘youth building peace’, LGBT human rights activist Appiah Kwadwo explains how Concern Youth Association in Ghana are building peace amid violence against the LGBT community. Q: What is the situation in Ghana surrounding human rights for the LGBT… Read more »

Two men were arrested, forced to pose naked and publicly humiliated because they had gay sex

Two men were arrested and forced to pose naked after they were caught having sex in a Ghana hotel. According to reports in local media, two men aged 18 and 28 were arrested over the incident in a Accra hotel. The pair were discovered by a receptionist who reportedly barged into their private hotel room… Read more »

One Dead In ‘St. Paul’s Senior High School’s’ Riot

Students of St. Paul’s Senior High School (SHS) in Denu have been asked to go home following a rampage that left a student dead and several others injured. The students were reportedly protesting against attempts by the Police to protect their colleagues whom they accused of sodomy. A teacher at the school said the students… Read more »

How 2 Gay Men Live in a Country Where Homosexuality Is Illegal

Two young men bravely share their experience as homosexuals in Ghana Some 37 African countries criminalize homosexual relationships, with penalties ranging from misdemeanors to death sentences, according to a Human Rights Campaign Foundation and Human Rights First report released Tuesday. The report, which analyzed LGBT rights in 54 African countries in total, paints a picture… Read more »